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On 2014-04-07 15:14, Sebastian Siebert wrote:
On 07.04.2014 13:07, Carlos E. R. wrote:
It was not a
success story, but something better forgotten!
It may be a disaster in the past. Today we are technically better
It was a disaster that forced the creation of the remastered DVD. It
was not a willing job, not something to be glad about.
As there has not been any more such disasters, there has not been any
more remastered DVDs.
On the other
hand, it would be nice if somebody could create an
updated DVD, unofficial: meaning just best effort, no in depth
testing, no wide mirroring, about 6..8 months after release, to
facilitate installations on sites with limited bandwidth.
Unofficial with no mirroring of ~4.3 GB DVD data. This is really
difficult, also in terms of safety. I would rather choose a
trusted source directly from the openSUSE project. The openSUSE
project has a really good mirror network. Why it is not offered by
the existing infrastructure to release a remastered DVD?
Unofficial does not mean "untrusted". Basically it means "not on paid
time", but by volunteers, and that distribution is not "mandatory". It
also means that SUSE staff doesn't do its creation and intensive
testing they do on the normal DVD. That's the main hurdle, the money
and resources it cost to do it. And that they don't /have/ to solve a
new wave of Bugzillas.
Mirrors are run by volunteer organizations, they are not owned nor
controlled by openSUSE. You have to ask each one if they are willing
to host another DVD or not. You can not simply add a new DVD on the
(consider, for instance, that not all mirrors carry factory or
Only by reducing tests, checks, resources used, etc, they might
consider doing it. Some automated process, preferably.
It is also an added load to the many volunteers doing support, having
to handle installation problems made from a media they have not tested
themselves. Any new release (even half release) brings in a wave of
a DVD with the updates needed for the install DVD,
not the entire repo.
2 DVDs for the installation? This is not a good idea because this
method of installation uses also the most bandwidth.
Same as downloading a DL DVD. The installation process already allows
for the addition of extra addons or dvd.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))
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